Ants

Identification of Ants Found in Rohnert Park, CA; Carpenter, Argentine & Other Ant Species

Ants are some of the most common insect pests found in our homes and are the usual culprit when calls to pest control are made. They may be small but can be a real nuisance. Other than the fact they are annoying, they can be risky to […]

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Do Sugar Ants Bite? How to Get Rid of Ant Infestations Inside & Outside Your Sonoma, CA House

It doesn’t matter how you look at it, ants are a nuisance. They can get into our homes through the tiniest of cracks and are hard to get rid of. The only thing they want in your home is food and they can smell it from great […]

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How to Get Rid of Black Odorous, Pavement & Carpenter Ants in Your San Rafael, CA House

There are several types of pests that come out in force during the warm summer weather. One of these pests is ants. Ants live in colonies and spend time foraging for food for the colony and more importantly the queen. Ants are willing to look for food […]

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Yellow (Moisture) Ant

The yellow ant, also called the moisture ant, is named for it’s color or attraction to moist areas. These ants are under 1/8″ long, and smell of citronella when crushed. Preferring to nest in the ground or in rotten wood, they are more of a subterranean insect. […]

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Velvety Tree Ant

The velvety tree ant is named for it’s velvety abdomen, and making use of hollows in trees for nesting. This ant is fairly good sized, around 3/8″ long, and can be identified by its red thorax. Crushing a tree ant gives off a rotten coconut smell like […]

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Thief Ant

The thief ant is named for the way it robs the nests of other ants for food, sometimes making home there. Thief ants are some of the smallest ants you will find, making them hard to identify. They range in color from yellow to brown, and nest […]

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Small Honey (False Honey) Ant

The small honey ant, sometimes called the false honey ant, may be named for the fact it has been confused with the true honey ant. This ant can be various shades of brown, and has a shiny appearance. Small honey ants are outside dwellers, but on occasion […]

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Pharaoh Ant

The Pharaoh ant is believed to have come from Egypt, and named after the ancient plagues in the days of the Pharaohs. These small ants are only around 1/16″ long, and are typically lighter colored with a darker abdomen. They bear more of a resemblance to a […]

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Pavement Ant

The pavement ant is named for it’s preference to nest under sidewalks, or in cracks in cement. They are small ants, less than 1/8″ long, ranging from brown to black in color. Their legs are lighter in color than their body, which may be helpful in identifying […]

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Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant is named for the smell it emits when crushed. Similar to the smell of rotten coconuts, this odor can be useful to identify these ants. In the house they prefer sweet foods, but have been known to eat other things. Even though the […]

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